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Lady Wildcats expect to continue winning big in soccer

Despite losing practically all of its scoring from last season, the Pearl River Community College women expect to challenge for another MACJC state soccer championship in 2016.

The Lady Wildcats won their second straight state title last fall, and their third in the past four seasons, and veteran head coach Jack Byrd thinks he’s reloaded for another championship run.

“Last year was a sophomore-heavy team,” Byrd said. “We had six freshman. This year, we are definitely a freshman-heavy team.”

PRCC hosts girls soccer camp

OLA freshman Cameron Benzing with the ball.Pearl River Community College hosted some 65 high school girls in graades 9-12, along with several members of the 2016 Lady Wildcat team, at its annual High School Soccer Team camp at the PRCC Sports Complex.

The girls overcame the hot weather to work on improving skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting and defending.

Lady Wildcat soccer honored at awards ceremony

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College honored its 2015 women’s soccer team Monday night in an awards banquet at Crosby Hall on the PRCC campus.
Each member of last fall’s team were presented with state championship rings commemorating the Lady Wildcats’ MACJC/Region 23 state title, won in a muddy 3-1 victory over Jones County at Raymond. It was PRCC’s second consecutive state championship and third in four seasons.
Pearl River finished its season 15-2 overall.

PRCC soccer teams welcome signing Class of 2016

POPLARVILLE – The championship soccer programs at Pearl River Community College celebrated their 2016 signing class Thursday night with a Media Day event at Crosby Hall on the PRCC campus.

A group of 11 signees, out of 13 total, were in attendance to show their support for the Lady Wildcat program, while nine of 10 signees for the Wildcat men were there.

“Well, we’ll have some depth, where we didn’t last season,” said veteran Lady Wildcat coach Jack Byrd, whose teams are 114-16-6 in his nine seasons at the helm.

Pearl River’s Lee named third-team NJCAA All-America

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College sophomore midfielder Lyndsey Lee has added one more award to her lengthy list of honors for the 2015 soccer season. 

Lee was named to the NJCAA All-America third team, which was announced Thursday.

Lee, a native of Picayune who played high school soccer at Our Lady Academy, is the fifth Lady Wildcat player to earn All-America honors since the program’s debut in 2003.

“She’s the best player I’ve ever coached,” said PRCC coach Jack Byrd. “I think it shows the respect other coaches in our region have for her.

PRCC soccer stars close careers with multiple honors

POPLARVILLE – Several Pearl River Community College soccer standouts completed their junior college careers this past weekend, earning a number of honors in the process.
Sophomores Lyndsey Lee of Picayune and Chance Bourdene of Flowood were South Most Valuable Player for their respective teams this past weekend at the third annual MACJC All-Star Game at Ridgeland.
The North women won 2-1 over the South, while the South men were 5-3 winners over the North.

Lee, Fortenberry named to women’s soccer All-Region 23 Team

POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College sophomores Lyndsey Lee and Sarah Fortenberry were named to the NJCAA All-Region 23 Team, announced Thursday.

Lee, a midfielder from Picayune who played for Our Lady Academy, was the top vote-getter in polling of coaches in the MACJC/Region 23, with a record 104 points. Fortenberry, a former Forrest County AHS standout from Hattiesburg, was third in the voting with 77.

Pearl River soccer teams fall in NJCAA tournament action

PICAYUNE – The 2015 soccer season at Pearl River Community College came to a disappointing end Saturday, as both the men and women went down to defeat in the NJCAA National Tournament at Picayune Memorial Stadium.

The Lady Wildcats gave a game effort against the No. 1 team in the nation, but Eastern Florida State prove too much in a 4-1 victory in the NJCAA District H championship game. The Pearl River men also went down to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of San Jacinto, Texas, in the NJCAA South Regional semifinals.

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